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Update: April 18, 2013
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Blooming tulips fill the news, but many gardeners are still waiting for emergence this colder-than-average spring.

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Yay! Emergence
Photo: J Schneider-Powers
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News: Newly Emerged and Blooming

In Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New Hampshire the sight of tulips emerging this week is cause for celebration.

Gardeners in Saskatchewan are still waiting:

"Hello everyone, we are having one of the coldest/longest winters ever. Our tulip bulbs will probably not emerge before mid-May."

Minnesota Snow
Albertville students celebrated tulips emerging only to get another 9 inches of snow a day later. 04/09/13

North Carolina Bloom
First graders in Asheville asked, "Why are soil temps warmer than the air in the winter and early spring but now cooler than the air?" More... 04/11/13

Sad Tulips in Texas
"Only about 11 tulips have emerged, none have bloomed," wrote students in Humble. 04/11/13


Yay! Emergence
Photo: Lynae Frauendienst
Minnesota Snow

Texas tulips
Photo: Susie Bellah
Sad Tulips in TX

Ask the Expert: Answers are In

Did your tulips seem to suffer from unusual weather this year? Did the flowers emerge on short stems? Find out how our Test Garden Expert, Mary Meyer answers your questions.

 

Mary Meyer
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